Monday July 2, 2001
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness
Interrogation Interruption


Narrator:Picture a circle so large that if you drove around it at 67,000 miles per hour, you'd reach your starting point in a year. Now picture a sphere with that 93,000,000 mile radius. Yes, you can put a star and some planets inside it.
Narrator:Humans would call it a 'Dyson Sphere,' after Freeman Dyson, the first human crazy enough to dream it up.
Narrator:The f'sherl-ganni have built several of these spheres, which they call 'buuthandi.' That word is the shortened form of an ancient f'sherl-ganni phrase... Literally: "This was expensive to build."